BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black. Aroma of dark chocolate and espresso. Flavor is more of the same; very malty and roasty with just enough bitterness to let you know the hops are there. Just a hint of dark fruit, that reminds me of the DR Baltic Porter. Light-medium body with a very dry, clean finish. Perfect dark beer for the summer months. This is a top notch brew and will keep me content until their Baltic rears it’s head this fall.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark like coffee or cola with a half inch tan head that is quite dense.
The aroma is that of rich toasted malts. Hints of coffee and espresso come through.
Rich and malty tasting, roasted. Tastes similar to a porter.
Tastes and feels like a lager.
Everything about this beer suggests that it is a porter. In a blind test taste you would too, but as the beer warms up the lagerness comes into play.
As schwarzbiers go, this is definitly tops.
Drink well my friends.
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of coffee, liqurice and roasted malt. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice and bitter.
tricksta_p (904) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark malts, caramel, nuts, some dark chocolate, coffee. Flavour is malty and roasty with some hop bitterness in the finish. Surprisingly refreshing and tasty.
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Malty coffee aroma with some dark fruits and earthy hints. Sweet chocolate malts with a roasted malt and mild coffee bitterness at the end. Thin bodied and easy to drink.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Fyldig lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, lakris, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, mørke bær. Sødmerik smak med preg av mørkbrent malt, humle, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, litt mørke bær og svidd gummi. Middels bitterhet og lengde. God.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown-black with some deep red. Minimal head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with a surprising amount of roast. Flavor is a little smoke, coffee, and maybe some dark chocolate. Delicious, if a little high in alcohol. I’d love to have something a little more sessionable with this flavor profile.
bytemesis (3018) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours deep reddish black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is smokey, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses. Flavor is light sweet, minimally bitter. Medium body.
Itzjerm (1157) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toasty on the nose toasty flavor malty enjoyable with a slight chalkiness. Thin head. Good mouthfeel sweet on the tongue.
Imaena (1799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a nice straight forward schwartzbier that is a perfect rendition of the style.
rxeight (1222) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weird sort of sour and tart taste, a touch of dark european porter malt. Not my flavor, not my style.